The Scott Walker Songbook

The Scott Walker Songbook

Scott Walker was one of popular music’s most fascinating and elusive characters. From 60s pop idol to one of the world’s most celebrated avant-garde composers, he was a huge influence on many great musicians from David Bowie to Radiohead… 

Simply George

Simply George

George Michael as you’ve never heard him before… From the producers of sell-out show Simply Bowie, recording artist and West End lead Oliver Darley brings his own inimitable style to the music of this unforgettable artist… 

Comedy Auction

Comedy Auction

What is anything really worth? Tony Law (Chief Auctioneer) and his support team of Ed Aczel (Residential Teeth, Currency and Elephant “Expert”) and Joz Norris (work experience) plan to find out… 

This Is Your Trial (FF)

This Is Your Trial (FF)

Critically acclaimed award-winning show returns to Edinburgh for a third year. Top comedians as lawyers prosecute and defend audience members accused of “crimes”. Some kids and parents are put on trial! A brief education in law for the uninitiated… 

Simply Bowie

Simply Bowie

Bowie as you’ve never heard him before… Former NME Male Vocalist of the Year and West End star Oliver Darley brings his own inimitable style to the music of this iconic artist. With only jazz pianist Chad Lelong for accompaniment, Oliver strips back Bowie’s most recognisable hits to present a unique interpretation of great British songwriting… 

Lenny Sherman: Have Fun

Lenny Sherman: Have Fun

Fresh from his recent roles in Channel 4’s comedy Ministry of Justice and numerous BBC Three Quickies, loveable Cockney geezer Lenny Sherman brings his barrel of laughs to the Edinburgh Fringe… 

Tina T'urner Tea Lady and Freaks!

Tina T'urner Tea Lady and Freaks!

Wonderfully weird characters collide as award-winning cabaret comedian Tracey Collins returns with her new show Tina T’urner Tea Lady and Freaks! Fantasy, obsession and loss come to the fore in this celebration of showbiz and the surreal… 

This Is Your Trial

This Is Your Trial

After international success in Ireland and Australia, the critically acclaimed, award-winning show returns to Edinburgh for a seventh year. Top comedians are lawyers, prosecuting or defending audience members accused of “crimes” by their friends… 

Cash and Diamond – A Tribute

Cash and Diamond – A Tribute

Multi-award winning Pete Storm and Pete Sinclair are bringing two of America’s music legends together with their amazing tribute show. They will rock the house with an hour of hits including Johnny Cash’s Walk The Line, Ring of Fire and Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline, Forever in Blue Jeans, Cracklin’ Rosie, plus many, many more… 

Paul Putner's Embarrassment – Me and Madness (The Band)

Paul Putner's Embarrassment – Me and Madness (The Band)

It’s the ruby anniversary of Madness and Paul Putner celebrates the past 40 years as a lifelong fan. A story of a young, obsessive, nutty boy who took his passion for Madness one step beyond! Enjoy tales of freaky fandom, demented dancing, dodgy haircuts and glorious gigs… 

Escaping Trump's America

Escaping Trump's America

Back for a third year, hang out with a hilarious lineup of American comics each night as we all enjoy our month away from the craziness back home. Come drink, watch and laugh! Featuring comedians Shafer Ward, Franco Danger, Kate Nichols and Gordon Baker Bone, along with different pro guests each night. 

Danny Posthill Is That Bloke Who Does Voices

Danny Posthill Is That Bloke Who Does Voices

See That Bloke Who Does Voices where impressionist Danny Posthill tells us about how Johnny Vegas helped him get over his anxiety, the incident of Dianne Abbot blocking him on Twitter and why Donald Trump could have a rap album after his presidency; there may just be a musical about Trump too… 

Young Elvis: He's Back

Young Elvis: He's Back

Following two triumphant sell-out years at the Fringe, the extraordinary Oliver Harris returns as the young and beautiful Elvis Presley. Receiving rave reviews, Oliver was voted as one of the top 10 shows to see on the Fringe by The Scotsman… 

Kaned Laughter

Kaned Laughter

Award-winning writer and broadcaster, Russ Kane, brings his London and LA sell-out one-man show to Edinburgh for the first time. It’s a deeply comical, wry look at the disasters that have befallen him, the extraordinary cast of characters he’s met, the bizarre situations he’s found himself in and why he never played in David Bowie’s band! ‘Kane had the audience in stitches from the second he stepped onto the stage… 

Sinatra: Raw

Sinatra: Raw

True to the show’s name, Richard Shelton gives us an intimate, raw glimpse into Frank Sinatra’s private life. Opening with a powerful song cover and pouring himself a glass of Jack Daniels, we start to get the feeling that there’s something slightly sinister in his past... 

Kate Dimbleby: Sing Happy

Kate Dimbleby: Sing Happy

From Off-Broadway to Curry Mallet Village Hall, Kate takes her one-woman shows all over the world. This new show, created with Cal McCrystal (Paddington, One Man, Two Guvnors), is designed to have you singing and laughing along... 

Angelos and Barry: A Matter of Life and Death

Angelos and Barry: A Matter of Life and Death

BBC's Angelos Epithemiou and Channel 4's Barry from Watford return with a new show following their sell-out tour. Barry wants to tell you all about his career in showbiz 'at the end of the pier' while Angelos is onstage to discuss art, poetry, literature and all the other stuff no one is meant to understand... 

Rocky Horror Night

Rocky Horror Night

The Rocky Horror Night at Frankenstein’s — now in its 17th year — is one of the staple nightlife experiences in Edinburgh. However, one’s enjoyment of the evening will be largely shaped by one’s taste for each of its elements, which may not be as expected... 

Monster Karaoke

Monster Karaoke

Join us every Sunday night for the biggest and best karaoke night in Edinburgh! Our monster karaoke has cash prizes for choosing the mystery song and prizes for best dressed! 

Berlin Survivors' Comedy Club

Berlin Survivors' Comedy Club

Berlin, the capital of dark humour, dark history and dark rooms. So why not move there? See expats from the infamous Berlin comedy scene before the Nazis return to shut it down. 'The comedy scene embodies... 

Tina T'urner Tea Lady and Friends

Tina T'urner Tea Lady and Friends

Award-winning cult favourite returns after her sell-out Edinburgh debut with new musical comedy characters including the melodramatic Audrey Heartburn. This spirited, surreal and high-octane show is not to be missed! 'Embodies the spirit of alternative cabaret from the days when the weird and the wonderful dominated' (Chortle... 

Sister Mary's Playtime @ Teatime

Sister Mary's Playtime @ Teatime

Sister Mary McArthur returns to the Fringe following her triumphant five-star show of 2017. A laugh-a-long, play-a-long and sing-a-long extravaganza to brighten your afternoon. There will be char and maybe some Cher – why have a nap when you can have a nip? Join in the fun with everyone’s favourite nun-entity... 

Gordon Southern: A Man for Two Seasons

Gordon Southern: A Man for Two Seasons

Gordon Southern has successfully avoided winter for ten years, a feat only previously achieved by bees, some birds and most bears. He's been fluttering delightfully between summer and autumn on a decade-long repeat... 

Fake TV

Fake TV

Uniquely individual impressionist roasts current and past celebrities and politicians using their own words cleverly underscored with music and sound effects. This show is surprising, original and hilarious in equal measure... 

Elvis: Young and Even More Beautiful

Elvis: Young and Even More Beautiful

Oliver Harris digs deeper into his journey through Elvis Presley's great songs with a different show and an evening twist! From Love Me Tender, The Wonder of You, Are You Lonesome Tonight, It's All Right Mamma, to American Trilogy... 

Elton's Songbook

Elton's Songbook

Oliver Harris explores Elton John's incredible songbook and the great songs, including Daniel, Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer, Your Song, and Sacrifice. Oliver had a huge hit last year with Elvis Young and Beautiful which was voted one of the top ten shows to see at the festival by the Scotsman... 

Escaping Trump's America

Escaping Trump's America

Back for a second year, hang out with American comics as they take a much-needed break from the craziness back home. Different line-up each night with comics, singers, drag performers and more... 

Elvis: Still Young and Beautiful

Elvis: Still Young and Beautiful

Back in the building! Following his massive success at last year's Fringe, Oliver Harris again brings a new playlist of Elvis Presley's great songs. Voted one of the best 10 'shows to see' (Scotsman) at the 2017 Fringe... 

Rocky Horror Night

Rocky Horror Night

For the 16th year, twice a week during the festival, Frankenstein’s pub is taken over by Frank N Furter and the gang for Rocky Horror Night! It’s a raucous fun-filled evening of Rocky Horror-themed debauchery in a venue where Halloween is all year round and the dramatic presentation of Frankenstein’s Monster is somewhat akin to the creation of Rocky... 

One Stop Cabaret Shop

One Stop Cabaret Shop

Two cabaret favourites – Don One from Birmingham and Claire Benjamin from London – join together for this unusual musical comedy pairing to host a variety show with a twist. With hand-picked guests from the cream of the cabaret scene... 

Inglourious Basstard

Inglourious Basstard

12 years ago, Guy Pratt first came to the Fringe to share his stories of life at the pointy end of the music business. Since then, he’s travelled the world with them to great acclaim, and been busy collecting new ones in his day job as bass player to the stars... 

Escaping Trump's America

Escaping Trump's America

I’ll start off by saying that the lack of an audience on this particular viewing did not afford much opportunity to the performers. Some adapted better to their vacant surroundings than others... 

Gordon Southern: That's a Fun Fact!

Gordon Southern: That's a Fun Fact!

Upbeat Gordon Southern may dress like the kind of supply teacher that the kids love to bully (his words) but, despite his repeated mantra of ‘Not Laughing, Learning’, his latest Edinburgh show is full-to-bursting with comedic gold, and undoubtedly perfect evidence (if we’re all being scientific) of why you should never underestimate the quality of what’s on offer from the city’s ‘Free’— to get in, if not to get out—Festivals... 

Monster Karaoke

Monster Karaoke

Join us every Friday and Sunday for the biggest and best karaoke nights in Edinburgh! DJ Calverto hosts our monster karaoke with cash prizes for choosing the mystery song and prizes for best musically themed costumes and performances... 

Monster Karaoke

Monster Karaoke

Join us every Friday and Sunday for the biggest and best karaoke nights in Edinburgh! DJ Calverto hosts our monster karaoke with cash prizes for choosing the mystery song and prizes for best musically themed costumes and performances... 

Sister Mary's Playtime

Sister Mary's Playtime

Join Sister Mary McArthur as she battles the blues with her unique comedy and variety. No pulpit. No psalms. No prayers. She’s not that kind of nun! She’s the songs, show business and show tunes kind, with some games and guests for a lull-busting lunchtime lunge... 

More Classic Stanley

More Classic Stanley

Join award-winning Irish comic Andrew Stanley as he returns with more messing, more questions and more mayhem. ‘A comic so clearly destined for the top with astonishingly good observational material delivered and timed to perfection’ (Scotsman). 

Elvis: Young and Beautiful

Elvis: Young and Beautiful

It's 1956. Elvis Presley is young and beautiful. He performs his great songs, including Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, Peace in the Valley, Are You Lonesome Tonight, Blue Suede Shoes, Jailhouse Rock, Heartbreak Hotel, The Wonder of You and That's All Right... 

One in One Out

One in One Out

One in One Out spans Davina's journey from losing a parent and partner to gaining an enormous new nephew and several new partners. Davina's analytical style juxtaposes pop culture references and every day hypocrisy with smart gags... 

Sinatra and Me

Sinatra and Me

There are certain shows at the Fringe that build a reputation even during a short run and this one easily falls into that category. Initially booked in for just ten shows on the Free Fringe it was always going to be popular – so much so that this reviewer could not get in (after booking a space) due to the capacity being reached and all this during a lunchtime slot at 13:00... 

Simply Bowie

Simply Bowie

Bowie as you’ve never heard him before… Former NME Male Vocalist of the Year Oliver Darley brings his own inimitable style to the music of this iconic artist. With only jazz pianist Chad Lelong for accompaniment, Oliver strips back Bowie’s most recognisable hits to present a unique interpretation of great British songwriting... 

Eleanor Conway's Walk of Shame

Eleanor Conway's Walk of Shame

Eleanor Conway’s basic style involves storytelling based on her own life events. Lucky for us, Conway’s had a life so exciting that it wouldn’t be entirely out of place as a bio-drama rather than a stand-up set... 

Woody Allen(ish)

Woody Allen(ish)

How to review something like Woody Allen(ish)? The comedy equivalent of a tribute act, it’s a show which sees English comic Simon Schatzberger adopt the material and persona of the famous comedian, writer and director... 

The Funny Brothers

The Funny Brothers

A ‘garden variety’ *** (Easingwold Advertiser) show with plenty of variety, and not much garden. Unlike anything ever before, the Funny Brothers are bringing you all the different types of funny and some new ones, taking inspiration from Morecambe and Wise, French and Saunders, and even Dick and Dom... 

Dr Frankenstein's Spooky Disco

Dr Frankenstein's Spooky Disco

A fun-packed hour for little monsters with lots of spooky goings-on. Dance along with Dr Frankenstein and his creations in his dungeon laboratory. 

Lewis Macleod is Not Himself

Lewis Macleod is Not Himself

Lewis Macleod’s impersonation skills are unlike anything I’ve seen - though they are like plenty of things you will have heard. Macleod has been providing voiceovers for countless adverts, shows and films over the years... 

Laughs With Tricks – Free

Laughs With Tricks – Free

Will the guys be out of bed in time for their lunchtime show? You bet they will. With Phil's hilarious and quick-witted stand-up; and Stu's brilliantly baffling comedy magic, you're in for a cracking hour of lunchtime fun... 

Joe Jacobs: Orthodox Joe

Joe Jacobs: Orthodox Joe

“Orthodox”, according to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, is an adjective that suggests “following or conforming to the traditional or generally accepted rules or beliefs of a religion, philosophy, or practice”; when specifically applied to people, it implies they are “not independent-minded; conventional and unoriginal”, “of the ordinary or usual type; normal”... 

Wheel of Fortune Disco

Wheel of Fortune Disco

Every Friday and Saturday night we proudly present the Wheel of Fortune. Various styles of music (from 70s to Taylor Swift), the DJ will dedicate 30 minutes to the finest music from that genre! 

It's a Kinda Magic!

It's a Kinda Magic!

London Cabaret Award-winners Duo Bogof have been making magic since before they were married, and they’re still making magic... long after their divorce! Equipped with their trusty video camera, a few magic props and the belief that anything is possible, Duo Bogof transport you into their strange and wonderful world... 

Haven't a Clue! – Free

Haven't a Clue! – Free

Think you know charades? Think again! Comedy meets game show meets improv, as two teams of Fringe comics hilariously pit their skills and wit against each other, in this hysterical twist on the classic... 

Two Girls One... Mug!

Two Girls One... Mug!

Three top-line comics bring their fast-paced comedy showcase to the world's most famous comedy festival. Expect Irish charm, dodgy accents and a fun filled hour of frivolity and hilarity. 

Gordon Southern: Long Story Short

Gordon Southern: Long Story Short

Uplifting, illuminating and meticulously crafted comedy, from a ‘stellar stand-up’ (Age). A fearless show that uniquely examines family life and how you shouldn’t always meet your heroes... 

Ettieboo's Cabaret Boonanza – Free

Ettieboo's Cabaret Boonanza – Free

Ettieboo (Ria Lina) presents the best value cabaret money can buy! Each show is different, with a line-up comprised of the best, brightest and most beautiful acts participating at the Fringe... 

Rocky Horror Night

Rocky Horror Night

Get down to Frankenstein every Wednesday for a Rocky Horror Night you’ll never forget! Come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab as Brad, Janet and Dr Frank-N-Furter give in to absolute pleasure! Monstrous prizes to be won, so dress to impress and prepare to be scared! So what are you waiting for? Dig out those fishnets and get your Time Warp on! The fun starts at 11pm!  

Conor O'Toole and Alison Spittle

Conor O'Toole and Alison Spittle

Two Irelandish comedy legends bring their cool new bits and bobs to Edinburgh for one week only! (Total Sell-Outs Dublin Fringe 2014). Conor's talking about his art. **** (Fest). **** (Chortle... 

Haven't a Clue! - Free

Haven't a Clue! - Free

Think you know charades? Think again! Comedy meets game show meets improv, as two teams of Fringe comics hilariously pit their skills and wit against each other, in this hysterical twist on the classic... 

Rocky Horror Night 2015

Rocky Horror Night 2015

Frank N Furter and the gang are back for the 14th year of Rocky Horror themed fishnet fun and frolics at the one and only world famous Frankenstein! So Dammit Janet! Dress to impress and prepare to be scared! 

Monster Karaoke Sundays @ Frankenstein Pub

Monster Karaoke Sundays @ Frankenstein Pub

Join us for the biggest, best and only karaoke night at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe every Sunday. Guaranteed to be a great, raucous night to belt out a classic. 

Rosie Holt: (No) Strings Attached

Rosie Holt: (No) Strings Attached

How do you deliver REALLY embarrassing news to someone you’ve only just started dating? Rosie has some experience in this matter but has some surprisingly inventive tips for softening the blow... 

Rocky Horror Night

Rocky Horror Night

Frankenstein celebrates its 13th year of The Rocky Horror Picture Show party. Expect to see a lot of hairspray and fishnets in this delicious night of debauchery in the perfect location... 

Monster Karaoke Sundays at Frankenstein Pub

Monster Karaoke Sundays at Frankenstein Pub

Join us on Sunday nights from 8pm for the biggest and best karaoke night at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! For performers and non-performers alike, everyone is encouraged to get on stage and wail out a classic.